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pdblake
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Just checked on the status of a story I submitted to Asimovs. It says "under review". Up until now I've only seen "pending" and "sling yer hook", sorry "rejected". What is this new state of affairs and should I be holding my breath?

 

Its a story that made HM in the last Q4.

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Posted : May 15, 2022 5:23 pm
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storysinger
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Posted by: @pdblake

What is this new state of affairs and should I be holding my breath?

No, that could be fatal if you got carried away. Take a deep breath, roll up your sleeves, and write the next gem. It's best not to dwell on your subs, send'em out and be patient.

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Posted : May 15, 2022 10:49 pm
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pdblake
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I've already written three since this one. I have eight doing the rounds. 

Just wondered what it meant. 

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Posted : May 16, 2022 6:32 am
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Morgan
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Posted by: @pdblake

I've already written three since this one. I have eight doing the rounds. 

Just wondered what it meant. 

I recently got a form rejection from Asimov's after the story had been "Under Review" for several days. I think it just means someone is currently reading it.

 

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Posted : May 16, 2022 4:14 pm
pdblake
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@morgan-broadhead  thought that might be it. Just never noticed it before. 

Lol. Best take a deep breath then laughing  

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Posted : May 16, 2022 4:23 pm
Álex Souza
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@pdblake Morgan is right. It does mean that someone is reading... or it could mean that it is just waiting for the EIC to forward a rejection/hold/acceptance letter. That's why it takes long.

Clarkesworld uses the same manager, and they explain what those terms mean on the end of the page: 

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Not sure if Asimov's has a second round of reading. If they do, I never got there 😜 

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Posted : May 16, 2022 6:27 pm
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